Abigail Anderson

Abigail Anderson

Owner/ Performer


Fox and Phoenix Records

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
I wrote my first song at 5 years old on a blue playschool piano.
At about 7 people started to tell me it would be really hard to be a musician when I grew up.
I had what I like to call the "Are you my career path" period.
Self released an EP called Growing Pains and Grace for my Senior Project at 18.
Realized my junior year of College that I didn't really know what I wanted to do for a living.
Got a job as a receptionist putting my life in the default "grown up" position.
Had an epiphany, I was letting other people define my possibilities.
Quit my day job and started the adventure of being a full time musician.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Cultural Anthropology
The Evergreen State College
Career

Career

Owner/ Performer

I make music that inspires people to walk their own road.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Music
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

My time is pretty evenly split between creating (practicing, learning new songs, writing, recording) and running the business side of things. Create, promote, create, promote, accept payment, start the cycle again. There is also a lot of learning that happens daily. I take classes on things like pricing, or research how to set up a booking calender on my website.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I personally think that everyone should be taught the basics of Entrepreneurship while they're still in the support system of school. Knowing how to make ends meet without an employer means you'll never have to be out of work. Any classes people can access on marketing, networking, basic accounting, pricing, cash flow, and business models are going to be profoundly freeing.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I think the most important part of being a musician is to practice being yourself. Really deliberately follow your own imagination with your art and let your uniqueness bubble through. Also, business classes are awesome. Entrepreneurial clubs are awesome. Anything that helps you break out of the hourly wage tracks so you can become more creative about how to support yourself.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Associate's Degree
undergrad
Bachelor
Whatever inspires you
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should find someone to take care of you because you'll never be able to make it on your own doing that."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Being a female in a predominately male industry